Meet our incredible team


Branden Snyder, Executive Director -

Born and raised on Detroit's East Side, Branden has been involved in electoral and community organizing projects throughout the United States for almost 10 years. Branden is a graduate of the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor with a degree in Political Science and Afro-American studies with a minor in Urban Community Studies. Previously, Branden was the Deputy Organizing Director in charge of Youth Voting for the Hillary For Michigan 2016 presidential campaign as well as the Director of Organizing for Michigan United -a coalition of faith, labor & civic organizations in Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. Branden’s commitment to democracy, racial and economic justice is fueled in great part by his experiences as a Detroiter and that of other Detroiters who have endured poverty and the criminal justice system. He believes in the power of bringing our communities together and challenging leaders to go from victims to victors by engaging the systems and policies that impact our lives.
Twitter: @bsneezy313



Roslyn Ogburn, Membership Engagement Organizer -

Roslyn M. Ogburn, a Dedicated Detroiter and mother of five, has been involved in her community since 2003 in a number of roles.  First, as a Parent Leader for United Children & Families Head Start’s Parent Board and later as a Parent Trainer for the Detroit Parent Network, Roslyn’s passion for her community and interest in policy steered her toward volunteering on political campaigns. In 2014, she worked as a Canvass Lead for Rebecca M. Thompson for State Representative campaign and working her way up to being a Regional Field Director for the Michigan For All  SuperPAC  during the 2014 Gubernatorial race. This desire to motivate her serve her community led her to establish Nexus Detroit - an organization that helps provide food and support to needy families within her neighborhood. As a faithful member of Greater Burnette Baptist Church,  Roslyn is a fighter and a people person committed to creating real change for all of Detroit’s families.




Davonte Johnson, Admin/Youth Organizing Intern -

Born and raised in the city of Detroit, "Tae" is currently a Junior at East English Village Preparatory Academy. Tae is a tenacious teen striving for change and equity for all Detroit residents as a member of the GJN Young Justice team. He refuses to compromise and stand by while injustices are happening.

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